Banking Activities of NCC Bank

A bank serves the main purpose of acting as a payment system, and as a financial intermediary. The banking system helps the flow of capital from those who have excess of it to those who need it. The depositors at the banks keep their excess money and the banks use these funds to finance various organizations, individuals and other who need money. A bank has a very important social role to play. The careful maintenance of the deposits kept at a bank is a matter of trustworthiness for the bankers. This is why the banking sector is always under supervision. The investments that a bank makes with the help of deposits have to be economically sound, because the default on that advance would make it difficult for the bank to return the deposit amount to the depositor. The monitoring authority, in our country, Bangladesh Bank, keeps a constant vigil to make sure that these depositors get their money back.

All banks try to promote their deposit and loan products in the market. The vision of every bank is to be the most efficient bank in terms of customer service, profitability and technology application. The mission is continuous improvement in business policies and procedures, cost reduction through integration of technology at all level. The efforts on delivery service in all areas of banking activities with the aim to add increased value to shareholders investments and offer highest possible benefits to the customers.

We try to present an overview of NCC Bank Limited and its financial products, a comparative analysis of NCC Bank Limited Consumer Credit Schemes with other commercial banks and some suggestion for the improvement of NCC Bank Limited throughout the report.

The required data about the interview procedure are collected from face to face conversation with the manager and employee of NCC Bank Limited.

Objectives of the report

The main objectives of the report are: –

  • To study existing banker-customer relationship, particularly the efficacy of customer services of the bank.
  • Shown the profitable sector in which the bank achieved high return after investing.
  • Identified the weak sector in which the bank has some bad experience in past.

Methodology of the Study:

Methodology of the study:

The report was fully exploratory in nature. Data have been collected from both primary & secondary sources.

Primary Sources

  • Direct observation.
  • Information discussion with professionals.
  • Questioning the concerned person.

Secondary Sources

  • Annual report (2009) of NCC Bank Ltd.
  • Banks record.
  • Websites and News papers are was major sources.
  • Some of my course element as related to this report.

An overview of NCC Bank Limited

Introduction:

NCC Bank Limited is a new generation bank. It is a scheduled bank under private sector established under ambit of Bank Company Act, 1991 and incorporated as Public Limited company act, 1994 on 17th May 1993.Prior to conversion into a scheduled commercial bank; National Credit Limited (NCL) was incorporated as public limited investment company in Bangladesh on 18th November 1985. It made its journey with a modest beginning on 25th November 1985 at its registered office and first branch at 7-8 Motijheel Commercial Area, Dhaka-1000. The initial Authorized Capital of the company was 30 (Thirty) crore consisting of 30 (Thirty) lac. Ordinary share of Tk. 100/- each. A new opportunity in this field of financial activities was opened for the business. NCL made a careful journey and maintained its successive growth for few years with its qualified professional management under most unpredictable, unregulated, uncertainties and limitations.

The emergence of NCC Bank Limited at the Juncture of liberalization of global economic activities, after the URUGUAY round has been an important event in the financial sector of Bangladesh. The experience of the prosperous force and the strategic operational policy option of the bank. The company philosophy, “A Bank with vision” has been precisely the essence of the legend of Bank’s success.

NCC Bank- At Present

Like clothes shops, candy shops, bake shops, food shops, NCCBL is not a “debt shop” the term being used by many to call the present say banks. It is now been called a modern bank that undertakes all its operation at international standard.

Having standard its operation as a commercial bank in 1993, recording from some primary difficulties, NCC bank has now emerged as a major player in the financial sector. Listed in both Dhaka and Chittagong bourses since late 1999 with an IPO that raised the paid-up capital of the bank to Tk. 39 crore.

Banks are the pillars of the financial system. Specially, in Bangladesh, the health of the banking system is very vital because the capital market is little developed here. As the banks are still the major sources of credit and exercise great influence on the financial system, it is extremely important that the country’s banking systems should be in good health in the interest of investment activities, meeting the needs of all kinds of finance and related matters.

Over the years, NCC bank has built itself as one of the pillars of Bangladesh’s financial sector and is playing a pivotal role in the extending the role of the private sector of the economy. The bank has a strong branch network nation wide with 67 branches.

Mission of NCC bank

We shall be the forefront of national economic development by:

  • Anticipating business solutions required by all our customers everywhere and innovative supplying them beyond expectation.
  • Setting industry benchmarks of world class standard delivering customer value through our comprehensive product range, customer service and all our activities building an exciting team-based working environment that will attract, develop and retain employees of exceptional ability who help celebrate the success of our business, of our customer and of national development.
  • Maintaining the highest ethical standards and a community responsibility worthy of a leading corporate citizen.
  • Continuously improving productivity and profitability, and thereby enhancing shareholder value.

 Vision

To be in the front of national development by providing all the customers inspirational strength, dependable support and the most comprehensive range of business solution through our team of professional that work passionately to be outstanding in everything we do.

Business Operation

National Commerce and Credit Bank Limited emerged as bank in the country on 17th May 1993 out of a great turbulent situation encounter by set while National Credit Limited. However the institution survived the ordeals and come out as a full-fledged commercial bank. The company raised its Authorized Capital to Tk. 750 million as per guidelines set out by the Bangladesh Bank. The paid up capital was fixed at Tk. 480.48 million as against Tk. 429.00 million.

Trade Finance and Correspondent Banks

Successful companies today are fully aware that they need to be able to rely on the services of a bank that can handle international trade with a good hand. Ever since its conversion into a full –fledged bank in 1993, NCC bank has been an accomplished “Trade Finance” bank. With a highly professional team experienced and competent professionals we are able to provide a wide range of services to companies engaged in international trade.

NCC Bank has also positioned itself as an established correspondent bank. Through a worldwide network of 260 correspondent banks NCC Bank is present in all key areas of the globe. Our ambit of correspondent includes top ranking international banks with a global reach.

Number & name of the Branches of NCCBL

NCCBL has 67 (Sixty seven) branches all over in Bangladesh. The name of the branch, their addresses are given in the appendix-1.

Performance of the Bank

The bank may sustain its strong image in the mind of the customers and shareholders as a leading financial institution despite serious competition from both local and foreign banks operating in the country. Sill they are increasing their profit. Its opening profit was Tk. 624.94 million in 2007, which were Tk. 597.57 million in previous year. But whole performance of the bank is not looking well.

Authorize Capital 

The authorize capital of the bank remain unchanged at Tk. 750 million in the year 2008.

Paid-up Capital

The bank raises its paid-up capital from Tk. 480.48 million to Tk. 552.55 million for 2008 to 2009. With the increase of paid-up capital to Tk. 552.55 million, the capital based of the bank has become strong.

Reserve Fund and Other Reserves

The reserve fund of the bank increased of Tk. 336.12 million in the year 2008 as against Tk. 336.12 million of previous year, increase being 24.85%.

Corporate Mission

  • To provide high quality financial services in export and import trade.
  • To provide excellent quality Customer service.
  • To maintain Corporate and business ethics.
  • To become a trusted repository of customers’ money and their financial advisor.
  • To make our stock superior and rewarding to the customers/share holders.
  • To have a Sound Capital Base.

Corporate Culture

This bank is one of the most disciplined Banks with a distinctive corporate culture. Here we believe in shared meaning, shared understanding and shared sense making. They mould their manners and etiquette, character individually to suit the purpose of the Bank and the needs of the customers who are of paramount importance to us. The people in the Bank see themselves as a tight knit team/family that believes in working together for growth. The corporate culture we belong has not been imposed; it has rather been achieved through our corporate conduct.

SWOT Analysis

SWOT analysis is the detailed study of an organization’s exposure and potential in perspective of its strength, weakness, opportunity and threat. This facilitates the organization to make their existing line of performance and also foresee the future to improve their performance in comparison to their competitors. As though this tool, an organization can also study its current position, it can also be considered as an important tool for making changes in the strategic management of the organization.

Strengths:

  • NCC BANK Limited has already established a favorable reputation in the banking industry of the country. It is one of the leading private sector commercial banks in Bangladesh. The bank has already shown a tremendous growth in the profits and deposits sector.
  • NCC BANK Limited has already achieved a high growth rate accompanied by an impressive profit growth rate in 2001. The number of deposits and the loans and advances are also increasing rapidly.
  • NCC BANK has an interactive corporate culture. The working environment is very friendly, interactive and informal. And, there are no hidden barriers or boundaries while communicate between the superior and the employees. This corporate culture provides as a great motivation factor among the employees.
  • NCC BANK has the reputation of being the provider of good quality services too its, potential customers.

Weaknesses:

  • Not proper utilization of the banking system.
  • The main important thing is that the bank has no clear mission statement and strategic plan. The banks not have any long-term strategies of whether it wants to focus on retail banking or become a corporate bank. The path of the future should be determined now with a strong feasible strategic plan.
  • The bank failed to provide a strong quality-recruitment policy in the lower and some mid level position. As a result the services of the bank seem to be Deus in the present days.
  • The poor service quality has become a major problem for the bank. The quality of the service at NCC BANK is higher than the Dhaka Bank or Dutch Bangla Bank etc. But the bank has to compete with the Multinational Bank located here.
  • Some of the job in NCC BANK has no growth or advancement path. So lack of motivation exists in persons filling those positions. This is a weakness of NCC BANK that it is having a group of unsatisfied employees.
  • In terms of promotional sector, NCC BANK has to more emphasize on that. They have to follow aggressive marketing campaign.

Opportunities:

  • In order to reduce the business risk, NCC BANK has to expand their business portfolio. The management can consider options of starting merchant banking or diversify into leasing and insurance sector.
  • The activity in the secondary financial market has direct impact on the primary financial market. Banks operate in the primary financial market. Investment in the secondary market governs the national economic activity. Activity in the national economy controls the business of the bank.
  • Opportunity in retail banking lies in the fact that the country’s increased   population is gradually learning to adopt consumer finance. The bulk of our population is middle class. Different types of retail lending products have great appeal to this class. So a wide variety of retail lending products has a very large and easily pregnable market.
  • A large number of private banks coming into the market in the recent time. In this competitive environment NCC BANK must expand its product line to enhance its sustainable competitive advantage. In that product line, they can introduce the ATM to compete with the local and the foreign bank.

Threats:

  • All sustaining multinational banks and upcoming foreign and private banks pose significant threats to NCC BANK Limited. If that happens the intensity of competition will rise further and banks will have to develop strategies to compete against these local and foreign banks.
  • The default risks of all term loans have to be minimized in order to sustain in the financial market. Because of default risk the organization may become bankrupt. NCC BANK has to remain vigilant about this problem so that proactive strategies are taken to minimize this problem if not eliminate.
  • The low compensation package of the employees from mid level to lower level position is not able to keep the employee motivation. As a result, good quality employees leave the organization and it effects the organization as a whole.

GENERAL BANKING

General banking department is the heart of all banking activities. This is the busiest and important department of a branch, because funds are mobilized, cash transactions are made; clearing, remittance and accounting activities are done here.

Since bank is confined to provide the services everyday, general banking is also known as ‘retail banking’. In NCC BANK LTD Main Branch, the following departments are under general banking section:

A) Account opening section

B) Remittance section

C) Clearing section

D) Accounts section

A) ACCOUNT OPENING SECTION

Account opening is the gateway for clients to enter into business with bank. It is the foundation of banker customer relationship. This is one of the most important sections of a branch, because by opening accounts bank mobilizes funds for investment. Various rules and regulations are maintained and various documents are taken while opening an account. A customer can open different types of accounts through this department. Such as:

  1. Current Deposit.
  2. Savings account.
  3. Short notice deposit (SND)

Types of Accounts with Terms and Conditions

Current Deposit

Current account is purely a demand deposit account. There is no restriction on withdrawing money from the account. It is basically justified when funds are to be collected and money is to be paid at frequent interval.

Some Important Points are as follows :

  • Minimum opening deposit of TK.1000/- is required;
  • There is no withdrawal limit.
  • No interest is given upon the deposited money;
  • Minimum Tk.1000 balance must always maintain all the time;

Savings Bank Account

This deposit is primarily for small-scale savers. Hence, there is a restriction on withdrawals in a month. Heavy withdrawals are permitted only against prior notice. Some Important Points are as follows-

  • Minimum opening deposit of Tk.5000 is required;
  • Minimum Tk.1000 balance must always maintain all the time;
  • Withdrawal amount should not be more than 1/4th of the total balance at a time and limit twice in a month.
  • If withdrawal amount exceed 1/4th of the total balance at a time no interest is given upon the deposited money for that month.

SND (Short Notice Deposit) Account

Normally various big companies, organizations, Government Departments keep money in STD account. Frequent withdrawal is discouraged and requires prior notice.  The deposit should be kept for at least seven days to get interest. The interest offered for STD is less than that of savings deposit. Interest is calculated based on daily minimum product and paid two times in a year. Interest rate is 6.00%.

Table-1

Account Opening procedure

Step 1The account should be properly introduced by Any one of the following:

  • An existing Current Account holder of the Bank.
  • Officials of the Bank not below the rank of an Assistant officer.
  • A respectable person of the locality well known to the Manager/Sub-Manager of the Branch concerned.
Step 2Receiving filled up application in bank’s prescribed form mentioning what type of account is desired to be opened
Step 3
  • The form is filled up by the applicant himself / herself
  • Two copies of passport size photographs from individual are taken, in case of firms photographs of all partners are taken
  • Applicants must submit required documents
  • Application must sign specimen signature sheet and give mandate
  • Introducer’s signature and accounts number – verified by legal officer
Step 4Authorized Officer accepts the application
Step 5Minimum balance is deposited – only cash is accepted
Step 6Account is opened and a Cheques book and pay-in-slip book is given

 

Documents required for opening account

Individual / Joint Account

  1. Introduction of the account.
  2. Two photographs of the signatories duly attested by the introducer.
  3. Identity (copy of passport).
  4. Joint Declaration Form (For joint a/c only).
  5. Employee’s Certificate (in case of service holder).

Partnership account

  1. Introduction of the account.
  2. Two photographs of the signatories duly attested by the introducer.
  3. Partnership letter duly signed by all partners (Sign should be similar as stated in Partnership Deed).
  4. Partnership Deed duly certified by Notary public.
  5. Registration (If any).
  6. Updated Trade license.

Proprietorship account

  1. Introduction of the account.
  2. Two photographs of the signatories duly attested by the introducer.
  3. Valid copy of Trade License.
  4. Rubber stamp.
  5. TIN number certificate.
  6. Identity (Copy of passport).
  7. Permission letter from DC/ Magistrate (in case of newspaper)

Limited company

  1. Introduction of the account.
  2. Two photographs of the signatories duly attested by the Introducer.
  3. Valid copy of Trade License.
  4. Board resolution of opening A/C duly certified by the Chairman/Managing Director.
  5. Certificate of Incorporation.
  6. Certificate of Commencement (In case of Public limited company).
  7. Certified (joint stock) true copy of the Memorandum and Article of Association of the Company duly attested by Chairman or Managing Director.
  8. List of directors along with designation & specimen signature.
  9. Latest certified copy of Form – xii (to be certified by register of joint stock companies) (In case of Directorship change).
  10. Rubber Stamp (Seal with designation of each person)
  11. Certificate of registration (In case of Insurance Company – Obtained from department of Insurance from the Peoples Republic of BD).

Club / societies account

  1. Introduction of the account.
  2. Two photographs of the Signatories duly attested by the introducer.
  3. Board Resolution for Opening A/C duly certified by President/ Secretary.
  4. List of Existing Managing Committee.
  5. Registration (if any).
  6. Rubber Stamp.
  7. Permission letter from Bureau of N.G.O.(In case of N.G.O. A/C).

Closing of an account

The closing of an account may happen,

  • If the customer is desirous to close the account,
  • If the NCC BANK finds that the account is inoperative for a long duration.
  • If the court of NCC BANK issues garnishee order.

A customer may close his/her account any time by submitting an application to the branch. The customer should be asked to draw the final check for the amount standing to the credit of his/her account less the amount of closing an other incidental charge and surrender the unused check leaves. The account should be debited for the account closing charge etc. and the authorized officer of the bank should destroy unused check. In case of joint account the application for closing the account should be signed by the joint account holder. The fee for closing of an account is Tk.50.

LOCAL REMITTANCE

In these purpose the three officer of this bank to help me. They are Mr. Humaun Kabir, Ms. Syeda Taslima Begum and Special thanks Ms. Syeda Shammi Akter.

Carrying cash money is troublesome and risky. That’s why money can be transferred from one place to another through banking channel. This is called remittance. Remittances of funds are one of the most important aspects of the Commercial Banks in rendering services to its customers.

Types of remittance:

  • Between banks and non banks customer
  • Between banks in the same country
  • Between banks in the different centers.
  • Between banks and central bank in the same country
  • Between central bank of different customers.

The main instruments used by the NCC BANK of remittance of funds are

  • Payment order (PO)
  • Demand Draft (DD)
  • Telegraphic Transfer (TT)

So the basic three types of local remittances are discussed below:

Table- 2

PointsPay OrderDemand Draft
ExplanationPay Order gives the payee the right to claim payment from the issuing bankDemand Draft is an order of issuing bank on another branch of the same bank to pay specified sum of money to payee on demand.
Payment fromPayment from issuing branch onlyPayment from ordered branch
Generally used to Remit fundWithin   the clearinghouse area of issuing branch.Outside the clearinghouse area of issuing branch. Payee can also be the purchaser.
Payment Process of the paying bankPayment is made   through clearing1. Confirm that the DD is not forged one.

2. Confirm with sent advice

3. Check the ‘Test Code’

4. Make payment

ChargeOnly commissionCommission + telex charge

Test – key Arrangement

Test key arrangement is a secret code maintained by the banks for the authentication for their telex messages. It is a  systematic  procedure by  which a test number is and  the person to  whom this number  is  given  can easily authenticate the same test number  by  maintaining  that same procedure. NCC BANK has test key arrangement with so many banks for the authentication of LC message and for making payment.

Commission for PO

NCC BANK charges different amount of commission on the basis of Payment order amount. The bank charges for pay order are given in the following chart:

Table- 03

Total amount of POCommissionVAT
Up to TK. 10,000.00TK.  15.00Tk.3
TK. 10,001.00 – TK .1,00,000.00TK.  25.00Tk.4
TK. 1,00,001.00 – TK. 5,00,000.00TK.  50.00Tk.8
TK. 5,00,001.00 and aboveTK.  100.00Tk.15

Term Deposit Receipt

The Local Remittance section of NCC BANK Motijheel Branch also issues TDR. They are also known as time deposit or time liabilities. These are deposits, which are made with the bank for a fixed period, specified in advance. The bank need not maintain cash reserves against these deposits and therefore, the bank offers higher of interest on such deposits.

  • Opening of TDR Account: The depositor has to fill an account form where in the mentions the amount of deposit, the period for which deposit is to be made and name/names is which the TDR term deposit is to be issued. In case of a Joint name NCC BANK also takes the instructions regarding payment of money on maturity of the deposit. The banker also takes specimen signatures of the depositors. A TDR term deposit account is then issued to the depositor acknowledging receipt of the sum of money mentioned there. It also contains the rate of interest and the date on which the deposit will fall due for payment.
  • Term Deposits: These rates are not negotiable. In this table we can find out the percentage that is given by the bank for specific period of time to the customer.

Table – 04

Term Deposits

SL no.Terms (month)Range of amountRate of interest
0103(three) monthsTK500000.00-Above10.50%
0206(six) monthsTK 500000.00-Above10.75%
0312(twelve) monthsTK 500000.00-Above11.00%
  • Payment of interest: It is usually paid on maturity of the fixed deposit. NCC BANK calculates interest at each maturity date and provision is made on that “miscellaneous creditor expenditure payable accounts” is debited for the accrued interest.
  • Encashment of FDR: In case of premature FDR< NCC BANK is not bound to accept surrender of the deposit before its maturity date. In order to deter such a tendency the interest on such a fixed deposit is made cut a certain percentage less the agreed rate. Normally savings bank deposit is allowed.
  • Loss of FDR: In case of lost of FDR the customer is asked to record a GD (general diary) in the nearest police station. After that the customer has to furnish an Indemnity Bond to NCC BANK a duplicate FDR is then issued to the customer by the bank.
  • Renewal of FDR: In NCC BANK, the instrument is automatically renewed within seven days after the date of its maturity if the customer does not come to encash the FDR. The period for renewal is determined as the previous one.

CLEARING SECTION

The amount of Cheques, Pay Order (P.O), and Demand Draft (D.D) Collection from other banks on behalf of its customer is a basic function of a Clearing Department.

  • Clearing: Clearing is a system by which a bank can collect customers fund from one bank to another through clearing house. 
  • Clearing House: Clearing House is a place where the representatives of different banks get together to receive and deliver Cheques with another banks.
  • Normally, Bangladesh Bank performs the Clearing House in Dhaka, Chittagong, Rajshahi, Khulna & Bogra. Where there is no branch of Bangladesh Bank, Sonali bank arranges this function.
  • Member of Clearing House: NCC BANK limited is a scheduled Bank. According to the Article 37(2) of Bangladesh Bank Order, 1972, the banks which are the member of the clearinghouse are called as Scheduled Banks. The scheduled banks clear the cheque drawn upon one another through the clearinghouse.

Types of Clearing

  1. Outward Clearing: When the Branches of a Bank receive cheques from its customers drawn on the other Banks within the local clearing zone for collection through Clearing House, it is Outward Clearing.
  2. Inward Clearing: When the Banks receive cheque drawn on them from other Banks in the Clearing House, it is Inward Clearing.

Types of clearing house: There are two type of clearing house: Those are

1) Normal clearing house

2) Same day clearing house

1) Normal clearing house:

  1. 1st house: 1st house normally stands at 10 a.m. to 11a.m
  2. 2nd house: 2nd house normally stands after 3 p.m. and it is known as return house.

2) Same day clearing house:

  1. 1st house: 1st house normally stands at 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
  2. 2nd house: 2nd house normally stands after 2 p.m. and it is known as return house.
  • Who will deposit cheque for Clearing: Only the regular customers i.e. who have Savings, Current, STD & Loan Account in the bank can deposit cheque for collection of fund through clearing house.
  • Precaution at the time of cheque receiving for Clearing, Collection of LBC, OBC & Transfer:

1) Name of the account holder same in the cheque & deposit slip.

2) Amount in The cheque & deposit slip must be same in words & in figure

3) Date in the cheque may be on or before (but not more than six months back) clearing house date.

4) Bank & Branch name of the cheque, its number & date in the Deposit slip.

5) Cheque must be signed.

6) Signature for confirmation of date, amount in words / in figure Cutting  & Mutilation of cheque

7) Cheque should be crossed (not for bearer cheque).

8)  Account number in the deposit slip must be clear.

9) Depositor’s signature in the deposit slip.

Return house:  Return House means 2nd house where the representatives of the Bank meet after 3 p.m. to receive and deliver dishonored chouse which placed in the 1st Clearing House.

Cheque may be dishonored for any one of the following reasons:

  • Insufficient fund.
  • Amount in figure and word differs.
  • Cheque out of date/ post- dated.
  • Payment stopped by the drawer.
  • …Payee’s endorsement irregular / illegible / required.
  • Drawer’s signature differs / required.
  • Crossed cheque to be presented through a bank.
  • Other specific reasons not mentioned above.

The dishonor Cheques entry in the Return Register & the party is informed about its Party‘s signature required in the return register to deliver the dishonor cheque. After duration, the return cheque is sent to the party’s mailing address with Return Memo.

If the cheque is dishonored due to insufficiency of funds then NCC BANK charges TK.25 as penalty.

Responsibility of the concerned officer for the Clearing Cheque

  • Crossing of the cheque.
  • (Computer) posting of the cheque.
  • Clearing seal & proper endorsement of the cheque.
  • Separation of cheque from deposit slip.
  • Sorting of cheque 1st bank wise and then on branch wise.
  • Computer print 1st branch wise & then bank wise.
  • Preparation of 1st Clearing House computer validation sheet.
  • Examine computer validation sheet with the deposit slip to justify the computer posting

Copy of computer posting in the floppy disk.

  • Bills Collection:  In modern banking the mechanism has become complex as far as smooth transaction and safety is concerned. Customer does pay and receive bill from their counterpart as a result of transaction. Commercial bank’s duty is to collect bills on behalf of their customer.

Types of Bills for Collection

  1. Outward Bills for Collection (OBC).
  2. Inward Bills for Collection (IBC).

What is OBC?

OBC means Outward Bills for Collection .OBC exists with different branches of different banks outside the local clearinghouse. Normally two types of OBC:

  • OBC with different branches of other banks
  • OBC with different branches of the same bank

Procedure of OBC:

  • Entry in the OBC register.
  • Put OBC number in the cheque.
  • “Crossing seal” on the left corner of the cheque & “payees account” will be credited on realization “seal” on the back of the cheque with signature of the concerned officer.
  • Despatch the OBC cheque with forwarding.
  • Reserve the photocopy of the cheque, carbon copy of the forwarding and deposit slip of the cheque in the OBC file.

Inward bills for collection (IBC)

When the banks collect bills as an agent of the collecting branch, the system is known as IBC. In this case the bank will work as an agent of the collection bank. The branch receives a forwarding letter and the bill.

Procedure of IBC:

  1. IBC against OBC: To receive the OBC cheque first we have to give entry in the IBC Register .The IBC number should put on the forwarding of the OBC with date.
  2. Deposit of OBC amount: OBC cheque amount is put into the “sundry deposit-sundry Creditors account”, prepare debit & credit voucher of it. If the OBC cheque is honored, send credit advice (IBCA) with signature & advice number of the concern branch for the OBC amount.
  3. If the OBC cheque is dishonored, the concerned branch is informed about it.

Again place in the clearing house or send the OBC cheque with Return Memo to the issuing branch according to their information.

ACCOUNTS SECTION

Accounts Department is called as the nerve Centre of the bank. In banking business, transactions are done every day and these transactions are to be recorded properly and systematically as the banks deal with the depositors’ money. . Improper recording of transactions will lead to the mismatch in the debit side and in the credit side. To avoid these mishaps, the bank provides a separate department; whose function is to check the mistakes in passing vouchers or wrong entries or fraud or forgery. This department is called as Accounts Department. If any discrepancy arises regarding any transaction this department report to the concerned department.

Besides these, the branch has to prepare some internal statements as well as some statutory statements, which are to be submitted to the Central Bank and the Head Office. This department prepares all these statements.

Workings of this department:

  • Packing of the correct vouchers according to the debit voucher and the credit voucher
  • Recording the transactions in the cashbook.
  • Recording the transactions in general and subsidiary ledger
  • Preparing the daily position of the branch comprising of deposit and cash
  • Preparing the daily Statement of Affairs showing all the assets and liability of the branch as per General Ledger and Subsidiary Ledger separately
  • Making payment of all the expenses of the branch
  • Recording inters branch fund transfer and providing accounting treatment in this regard.
  • Preparing the monthly salary statements for the employees
  • Preparing the weekly position for the branch which is sent to the Head Office to maintain Cash Reserve Requirement (C.R.R)
  • Preparing the monthly position for the branch which is sent to the Head Office to maintain Statutory Liquidity Requirement (S.L.R)
  • Make charges for different types of duties
  • Preparing the budget for the branch by fixing the target regarding profit and deposit so as to take necessary steps to generate and mobilize deposit.
  • Checking of Transaction List
  • Recording of the vouchers in the Voucher Register

 FINDINGS

When I was working at NCC Bank Motijheel, Main Branch, I have attained to a never kind of experience. By analyzing the various data the following finding have been found:

General Banking activities are related with progression of operation. NCC’S operations are increasing gradually. Each year deposits growth indicates NCC`S better movement in the banking field which is satisfying clients. As a result, clients are increasing and ultimately equity is increasing. In 2009 Bank’s reserve capital was Tk.871.77 (Million) compared with Tk.598.39 (Million) in 2007. Gradually bank’s operations are increasing. Investment is increasing rapidly and a good response is getting from the clients in different investment scheme. NCC`S increasing movement is generating increasing profits. NCC is gaining huge profits by satisfying clients. Client’s satisfaction depends on the efficacy of customer service. All operational improvement with profit leads us to say that –efficacy of customer service of NCC BANK is in the positive situation.

Recommendations

As per earnest observation some suggestions for the improvements of the situation are given below:

  • Bank should offer more facilities to the customers such as credit card visa card ATM machine etc.
  • As soon as possible the bank should state more branches in Dhaka city as well as other cities of the country.
  • Now a day’s world is going very fast. Now most of the banks open online customer service system. So in order to compete in the world marketing they should adopt online banking system in every branch.
  • In General Banking department it is necessary to implement modern banking process instead of traditional system. It should be more computerized.
  • Data based networking is the most modern technology to transfer data form branch  to branch or branch to head office and vice versa.

CONCLUSIONS

From the practical implementation of customer dealing procedure during the whole period of my practical orientation in NCC BANK Limited I have reached a firm and concrete conclusion in a very confident way. I believe that my realization will be in harmony with most of the banking thinkers. It is quite evident that to build up an effective and efficient banking system to the highest desire level computerized transaction is a must.

Success in the banking business largely depends on effective various accounts. The more income will be from reserve fund. And also the more income from Credit operations the more will be the profit of the NCC BANK Limited.

Though there are some drawbacks in implementing Credit General banking in NCC BANK Limited as per manual, it can be further developed in light of the recommendations being discussed above. Finally it can be argued that though the results achieved so far are not satisfactory, General banking is much more important part for enhancing NCC Bank’s strength and there lies the opportunities to make it more effective in the future for our own benefit.